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The International Association of Conference Centres shall be a leader in creating environmental awareness among IACC member properties and their clients. We do this by communicating the initiatives that we have researched and identified as having a lesser environmental impact; by encouraging IACC members to adopt these environmentally responsible practices into their business operations; and by continuous improvement to our own management efforts; all with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.


The International Association of Conference Centres has a rigorous Code of Sustainability which includes 60 tenets in the following areas:

  • Education, Awareness and Public Declaration
  • Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Water Conservation
  • Purchasing
  • Energy Management
  • Air Quality
  • Food & Beverage

IACC monitors and updates the Code periodically in order to ensure that it reflects state-of-the-art best practices.  When IACC members sign the Code of Sustainability, they certify that their organisation supports IACC’s Environmental Policy and they join with other members in striving for more sustainable, environmentally responsible industry policies and practices.

Members are required to update the status of their adherence to applicable tenets in the Code on an annual basis and IACC recognizes three tiers of participation. Members that achieve 100% of the Code qualify for the Platinum Tier; those that achieve 85% qualify for the Gold Tier; and those that achieve 75% qualify for the Silver Tier.

IACC is pleased to recognise its 2014 Leaders in Environmental Responsibility:

Platinum Tier

Airlie Center, Warrenton, Virginia, USA
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Bergendal Meetings, Sollentuna, Sweden
Comwell Kolding a-s, Kolding, Denmark
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois, USA
Henley Business School, Henley on Thames, UK
The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Lied Lodge & Conference Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA
The Millennium Centre, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA
MIT Endicott House, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA
Runö Möten & Events, Åkersberga, Sweden
Sheraton Denver West, Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Gold Tier

Arden Shisler Conference Center, Wooster, Ohio, USA
Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Babson Executive Conference Center, Babson Park, Massachusetts, USA
Balingsholm Kursgård AB, Huddinge, Sweden
Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Burleigh Court, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Charles F Knight Executive Education and Conference Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Chauncey Conference Center Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Comwell Borupgaard, Snekkersten, Denmark
Comwell Grand Park, Kørsor, Denmark
Comwell Klarskovgaard a-s, Korsør, Denmark
Comwell Middelfart, Middelfart, Denmark
Comwell Varbergs Kurort, Varberg, Sweden
Conference Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Conference Center at Doubletree Guest Suites Chicago/Downers Grove, Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Conference Center at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago North Shore, Skokie, Illinois, USA
Conferencehotel Kapellerput, Heeze, Netherlands
Cooper Hotel, Conference Center & Spa, Dallas, Texas, USA
The Council House, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Deloitte University, Westlake (Dallas), Texas
De Ruwenberg Conference & Training Center, Michielsgestel, Netherlands
Dolce Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Dolce Bad Nauheim, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California, USA
Dolce La Hulpe, Brussels, La Hulpe, Belgium
Doubletree by Hilton Executive Meeting Center Bethesda-DC, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton & Executive Meeting Center Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia & Assembly on Five Meeting Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA
Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Engsholms Slott, Stockholm, Sweden
The Enterprise Center at BCC, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA
Eric P. Newman Education Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, La Jolla, California, USA
Executive Conference and Training Center Dulles, Dulles, Virginia, USA
Executive Meeting Center at Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA
FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington, DC, USA
Fluno Center for Executive Education, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Glen Erin at Lancefield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Graylyn International Conference Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, Florham Park, New Jersey, USA
High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Highgate House, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, Grapevine, Texas, USA
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Hotell Kristina, Sigtuna, Sweden
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Englewood, Colorado, USA
Johnson & Johnson Education and Conference Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA
Les Fontaines, Chantilly, France
The Liberty Conference Center at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Marriott Inn and Conference Center, University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, Maryland, USA
The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
MGSM Executive Hotel & Conference Centre, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia
The Moller Centre
, Cambridge, England
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mt. Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
NAVCENTRE, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
The National Conference Center, Lansdowne, Virginia, USA
Network Meeting Center at Techmart,
Santa Clara, California, USA
NIU Outreach Conference Centers
, suburban Chicago, Illinois, USA
Notre Dame Conference Center, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center, City of Industry, (Los Angeles), California, USA
Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Q Center, Saint Charles, Illinois, USA
R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre, Coventry, England
Royal College of Physicians, London, England
San Ramon Valley Conference Center, San Ramon, California, USA
Scarman House, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center,
Syracuse, New York, USA
Sigtunahöjden Hotell och Konferens, Sigtuna, Sweden
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, USA
Skogshem & Wijk Meetings & Events, Lidingö, Sweden
Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Southbridge, Massachussetts, USA
Spencer Leadership Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
Stora Brännbo Konferens och Hotell, Sigtuna, Sweden
Summit Executive Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Thoresta Herrgård, Bro, Sweden
Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Towson University Marriott Conference Center, Towson, Maryland, USA
Trinity Hotel & Conference Centre, Fredericia, Denmark
The University Center, Kent State University at Stark, North Canton, Ohio, USA
Villa Brevik, Lidingö, Sweden
The Villanova Conference Center, Radnor, Pennsylvania, USA
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Executive Conference Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
The Westin Southfield Executive Conference Center, Southfield, Michigan, USA
White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Wyboston Lakes, Wyboston, Bedfordshire, England

Silver Tier

ARAMARK Conference Centers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Barnett Hill Conference Centre, Guildford, Surrey, England
The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Comwell Aspenäs, Lerum, Sweden
Comwell Sønderborg, Sønderborg, Denmark
Conference Center at Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, USA
The Conference Center at Northpointe, Lewis Center, Ohio, USA
DeVere Venues Latimer Place, London, England
Dolce Frégate Provence, Saint Cyr sur Mer, France
Dolce Munich Unterschleissheim, Munich-Unterschleissheim, Germany
Dolce Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Favrholm Campus Conference Centre, Hillerød, Denmark
The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, Norwood, Massachusetts, USA
The Grange at Cleveland Winery, Lancefield, Victoria, Australia
Hilton Orrington Evanston Conference Center, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Hilton Stamford Executive Meeting Center, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Högberga Gård AB, Lidingö, Sweden
Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Lansdowne Resort, Lansdowne, Virginia, USA
Ledernes Konference Center, Odense, Denmark 
Mooirivier Congreshotel, Dalfsen, The Netherlands
Nyborg Strand Best Western, Nyborg, Denmark
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort Conference Center, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA
Såstaholm Hotell & Konferens, Täby, Sweden
Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia, USA
Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center, Tarrytown, New York, USA
Utah Valley Marriott Conference Center at the Provo Marriott, Provo, Utah, USA
Warren Conference Center & Inn, Ashland, Massachusetts, USA
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, Arkansas, USA
Woodside Conference Centre, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
Wyndham Lisle - Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Lisle, Illinois, USA
Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel and Conference Center, Princeton, New Jersey, USA




LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. 

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program provides you with the assurance that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practices standards that are required for their rating of one to five Green Leafs.



Green Seal®

More and more companies are recognizing that environmentally responsible design and production are an integral part of their mission and the value they want to deliver to their customers. The Green Seal® sends a clear message: we care about improving the health and welfare of people and the planet. As more and more businesses have begun to recognize that environmental priorities can be translated into market advantage, they've turned to Green Seal certification to give them a business edge.

Green Globe Certification

Green Globe Certification is the leading worldwide certification based on internationally accepted documentation formed by Green Globe International Inc. and Green Certifications Inc. Environmental and cultural criteria as well as Corporate Social Responsibilities are aligned with the agreed international best practice. Their objective is to introduce and strengthen sustainability and social practices at all levels of management. 


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